What This Baby Lamb Can Teach Us All About Life (VIDEO)

01/31/2014 08:59 pm 20:59:48

She may be little, but this lamb is already leaps and bounds ahead in the game of life. John Chester, a documentary filmmaker and the manager at Apricot Lane Farms in California, created the above Super Soul Short video to show how the biggest lessons can come in the smallest packages.

Barely 30 seconds old, a newborn lamb already knows how to survive, Chester says. "How is it they know how to stand? How does she know where she needs to go? How does she know not to give up?" he asks. "What they call instinct, we call gut."

A lamb, he says, is "born without a cluttered mind." She doesn't go against her instinct; she's not waiting to act. "It makes you wonder: why do we?" Chester says.

The adventurous spirit of this newborn lamb reminds him of a quote by the poet Mary Oliver: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Super Soul Sunday airs Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

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